Auction 125, Lot 547

"Galliae Supra Omnes in Hac Forma Editiones Locupletissima et Exactissima Descriptio", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: France

Period: 1631 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 14.5 inches
49.5 x 36.8 cm

This superb map of France has minute detail and is beautifully engraved and embellished. Sailing ships, sea monsters and an elaborate compass rose fill the sea. The royal armorial at upper right is balanced in the opposite corner with a title cartouche representing the rich bounty of the land. German text on verso.

References:

Condition: A

Dark impression and lovely old color. There is an extraneous crease on the centerfold and a light damp stain in the blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/24/2008

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